Today, as part of Sequart Research & Literacy Organization’s SciFi Week, I tackle some “far out” comics from the 1970s with my analysis of the tonal shift of Adam Warlock after Jim Starlin took over writing about the character. While not a traditional SciFi story, I argue that by moving Warlock away from his Counter Earth origins and placing the story in the timeless void of space, Starlin is able to explore ideas of self and existentialism that were also found in a lot of science fiction literature, movies and television shows from the same time period. I hope you all enjoy this little departure from the standard superhero and 90s comics nostalgia I typically ramble on about on Chasing Amazing and some of my other guest blogging gigs.
Written by markginocchio
Mark Ginocchio is a professional writer and editor living in Brooklyn, NY. He's been collecting Amazing Spider-Man comic books since the late-1980s and launched Chasing Amazing in 2011 as a way to tell his story about Spider-Man, comics, collecting and everything else in-between. You also find Mark's writing at Comics Should Be Good at Comic Book Resources, WhatCulture.com and Longbox Graveyard. Follow him on Twitter for comic book chat @ChasingASMBlog.